Norway and the UK will cooperate on the donation of long-range rocket artillery (MLRS) to Ukraine. They want extra weapons and the MLRS is a excessive precedence. The donation is made potential by an in depth co-operation between Norway and the UK. The MLRS is a long-range precision strike system and is a considerable contribution to Ukraine. It’s important to make sure that Ukraine has ammunition for the M109 self-propelled howitzers that Norway already has donated to Ukraine,” says Norwegian Defence Minister Bjørn Arild Gram.

The Norwegian M270 A number of Launch Rocket Programs (MLRS) are phased out and the donation won’t have an effect on nationwide preparedness. Initially three items shall be donated. The Norwegian techniques will want upgraded, so the UK will obtain and improve their items, to backfill upgraded British items despatched to Ukraine. It is a nice instance of fine co-operation between shut allies. The Norwegian authorities has additionally determined to donate 5000 rounds of 155mm artillery shells to Ukraine, along with the 5000 already donated.


As a part of efforts to arm the Ukrainian forces with extra weapon assist, Norway will switch three items of MLRS to the UK. Norway has a complete of 12 M270 MLRS that had been retired from energetic service in 2005, and have been sitting in storage since then. This was largely a results of Norway signing the Conference on Cluster Munitions, in addition to not having the ability to afford to improve the system to fireside M31 GMLRS on the time. the Ukraine Armed Forces presently possess 12 M270 MLRS items.

The M270 A number of Launch Rocket System (M270 MLRS) is an American armored, self-propelled, a number of rocket launcher. Because the first M270s had been delivered to the U.S. Military in 1983, the MLRS has been adopted by a number of NATO international locations. Some 1,300 M270 techniques have been manufactured in the US and in Europe, together with greater than 700,000 rockets. The manufacturing of the M270 led to 2003, when a final batch was delivered to the Egyptian Military. The M270 system can fireplace MLRS Household Of Munition (MFOM) rockets and artillery missiles, that are manufactured and utilized by various platforms and international locations.